I've been on vacation for a week. The best part about vacation is sleeping in whenever I want.
The second best thing is wearing my jeans and whatever sweater/sweat shirt I can steal from Mr. Zoom's closet.
Mr. Zoom came down with the latest flu thing going around so I did a lot of running around on my own. The thing was, I couldn't seem to walk into or out of a store without tripping the security system. I hadn't even bought anything, so I had no items with me that might set it off.
Nobody made any sudden moves toward me, so I figured security - whatever/whoever it was knew it was a false alarm. Annoying, but at least I wasn't on my way to jail. I had promised Mr. Zoom when I left that I would not get arrested.
When I got home I went to our loo. And that is where I discovered that my pants were hiding something from me.
I ran into the computer room with my pants around my thighs, waving my monkey hands around in the air and saying "Look! Look what I found in my pants!" Mr. Zoom calmly turned from his computer and waited for the explanation.
"Remember all of those jeans I bought right before Christmas?! They all have a thingie! They set off alarms!" He just shook his head and started to laugh.
The security tag is encased in a cloth tag that actually says "Remove before washing or wearing" on it. This is located in the front part of the pants, inside, just to the right of the zipper. Where supposedly, normal human beings notice a big white cloth tag with a message on it. Of course I hadn't bothered to do that with any of my new pants. I had even washed them a few times.
It reminds me of when I first started finding those little squares of paper with metallic designs on them in books I would buy. I had NO IDEA they were theft deterrent devices. I simply thought that they were left over from packaging/shipping of some kind. Like an alien chad or something?
And now every time I go into a store and trip the security system, I'll have to look in my pants.